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Field Trips

An EdZOOcational Adventure

Bring your class to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for a one-of-a-kind educational experience. Choose from one of our amazing animal encounters or a guided tour from one of our animal experts, made specifically for grades K-12 and college students.

Field Trip Information

  • 1 free chaperone per 5 students in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • 1 free chaperone per 10 students grades 1 and up and mixed groups (ex. a group with K-3 grades)
  • Free parking
  • Free admission for bus drivers
  • School field trips require a minimum of 15 paying guests to receive a group rate

To schedule a field trip, please email or call 813-935-8552 ext. 268.​​

Pre-Ordered Gift Bags for Students

We offer a gift bag program that allows students to purchase a souvenir without having to wait in line at the gift shop. The $5.00 gift bag includes:

  • Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo postcard
  • Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo pencil
  • Surprise item (such as a keychain, small toy, stickers, etc.)

For an additional fee, gift bags can feature specific animals and/or include a plush doll. Bags will be available for pick up at the main gate gift shop on the day of your visit.

To order gift bags for your field trip, please email or call 813-935-8552 ext. 215.
Please note, this is for gift bags only.

Pre-Ordered Mining Experience for Students

HoppersMineDiscovery awaits at the Wallaroo Mining Company. Purchase a bag of mining rough enriched with gemstones from around the world. Find a screen bottom box and wash away the sand to reveal Amethyst, Rose Quartz, "Fools Gold", Emeralds, and many, many more. Once you have located your treasures use the ID postcard to identify and learn about the different types of gems and minerals. Prospectors get to take home their find! This hands on educational activity is great for families and children of all ages.

To order the mining experience for your field trip, please email or call 813-935-8552 ext. 387.
Please note, this is for advance mining experience only.

  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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